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Camp Ford: A Western Story Camp Ford: A Western Story
By Boggs, Johnny D.
2005-06 - Five Star (ME)
9781594141294 Check our catalog

2006 Spur Award Winner - Best Western Novel
In his new novel, Boggs manages to deftly combine three American icons: the Old West, the Civil War, and baseball when it was only beginning to be the great American pastime. During the 1946 World Series, ninety-nine-year-old Win MacNaughton recalls the greatest baseball game of his entire life between a ragtag collection of …More

The Entitled The Entitled
By Deford, Frank
2007-05 - Sourcebooks Landmark
9781402208966 Check our catalog

Sportswriter, screenwriter, and author Deford scores another hit with this novel of athletes behaving badly. …More

Calico Joe Calico Joe
By Grisham, John
2012-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385536073 Check our catalog

Joe Castle, from Calico Rock, Arkansas, took the baseball world by storm in 1973. He homered in his first three major league at bats for the Chicago Cubs. Two months later, he was still hitting more than .500. Then, in his next at bat after homering off Warren Tracey, a surly journeyman pitcher, Tracey drilled a fastball at Joe's …More

The Art of Fielding The Art of Fielding
By Harbach, Chad
2011-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316204729 Check our catalog

"At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the i fates of five people are upended."--From publisher's description. …More

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
By King, Stephen
2000-02 - Pocket Books
9780671042851 Check our catalog

On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. …More

 

Shoeless Joe Shoeless Joe
By Kinsella, W. P.
1999-04 - Mariner Books
9780395957738 Check our catalog

Inspiration for the movie "Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe" is the ultimate baseball novel. …More

Last Days of Summer Last Days of Summer
By Kluger, Steve
2008-06 - Harper Paperbacks
9780061564819 Check our catalog

"Last Days of Summer" is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third baseman for the New York Giants. But Joey's chosen champion doesn't exactly welcome the extreme attention of a persistent young fan with an…More

 

You Know Me Al: A Busher's Letters You Know Me Al: A Busher's Letters
By Lardner, Ring
1991-09 - Touchstone Books
9780020223429 Check our catalog

"You Know me Al" is a classic of baseball--the game and the community. Jack Keefe, one of literature's greatest characters, is talented, brash, and conceited. Self-assured and imperceptive, impervious to both advice and sarcasm, Keefe rises to the heights, but his inability to learn makes for his undoing. Through a series of letters from this bush-league pitcher to his …More

The Man with Two Arms The Man with Two Arms
By Lombardo, Billy
2011-03 - Overlook Press
9781590204368 Check our catalog

A striking and surprising debut novel about baseball, betrayal, and the heart and mind of America, "The Man with Two Arms" explores the ways in which families protect, love, and shape each other. …More

The Natural The Natural
By Malamud, Bernard
2003-07 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374502003 Check our catalog

Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first--and some would say still the best--novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud takes on the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era--and invests it with the hardscrabble poetry, grand and believable, that runs through all his best work. …More

The Setup Man The Setup Man
By Monday, T. T.
2014-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385538459 Check our catalog

"A throwback Southern California mystery in modern pinstripes . . . A treat for readers of mystery or baseball novels." --KIRKUS REVIEWS …More

Double Play Double Play
By Parker, Robert B.
2004-07 - Wheeler Publishing
9781587247309 Check our catalog

This "home run thriller" ("New York Daily News") by the bestselling creator of the Spenser novels tells the story of when Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, as seen through the eyes of a difficult, brooding, wounded man hired to guard Robinson. …More

The Great American Novel The Great American Novel
By Roth, Philip
1995-04 - Vintage Books
9780679749066 Check our catalog

Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman, John Baal, "The Babe Ruth of the Big House," who never hit a home run sober. If you've never heard of them--or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history--it's because of the Communist plot, and the capitalist scandal, that expunged the …More

The Might Have Been The Might Have Been
By Schuster, Joseph M.
2012-03 - Ballantine Books
9780345530264 Check our catalog

Schuster's absorbing debut novel resonates with the pull of lifelong dreams, the stings of regret, and the ways we define ourselves against uncertain twists of fate. Full of passion, ambition, and possibility, "The Might Have Been" maps the profound and unpredictable moments that change our lives forever, and the irresistible power of a second chance. …More

Selected Shorts Celebrates Baseball Selected Shorts Celebrates Baseball
By Silhouette
1991-09 - Listening Library
9780807234853 Check our catalog

An array of stories about America's favorite pastime, including The Green Fields of the Mind written and read by Bart Giamatti; Game Six written and read by Roger Angell; John Updike's Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu read by Jack Davidson; Garrison Keillor's essay Attitude, read by Stephen Lang. …More